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Old 07-29-2011, 11:48 PM   Thread Starter #1
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Default "Hollow Basketball" Type Suspension Noise

Long story short:
2007 SE with 81,000 miles. Original stock springs, struts, and shocks.

I got new tires and an alignment installed on my Max today to replace the existing tires that were feathered and cupped on the inside edges.

The alignment sheet showed that my rear toe-in was out of spec enough to cause the bad tire wear.

My problem now is that the new tires are so quiet I started hearing a different noise over some bumps from ab 35mph and faster. Seams in concrete roads seem to be the worst. It also appears to be mostly from the right side of the car, but it is tough to really pinpoint it.

The noise sounds hollow and kind of reverberates like the sound when you hit an inflated rubber ball or bounce a basketball on the sidewalk. It kind of sounds like there is nothing dampening the sound from the tires hitting the bumps in the road.

The car handles fine and the tech that took a test drive with me said it was normal suspension noise, but I don't hear it in any other cars. I am probably a little over paranoid because I just had to replace tires for the second time after the last set were ruined after 26,000 miles and made it sound like I had 4 bad wheel bearings. I really just want to make sure there isn't anything with the suspension that will damage the new tires.

Thank you. Noises like this drive me crazy.
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Default Re: "Hollow Basketball" Type Suspension Noise

Differnt tires and air pressure/nitrogen can cause louder or amplifes road noise.

If the bearings, lower control arms, tie rods are all up to spec, I would just assume having new tires is the culprit of your noise
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